Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usFri, 20 Jan 2017 19:08:45 EDTFri, 20 Jan 2017 19:08:45 EDT on Faith: Reconciliation vs Retribution December the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial. He was the first Japanese leader to do so.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. Red grouper to 29 inches were hauled up from depths between 80 and 110 feet with the larger fish in deeper wate.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTShell Shocked: A brand new game American public worships our national sports:football, baseball, golf and basketball.All four major sports have thrived during the past twenty years.Professional athletes often make more money than some third world countries.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTIn the Garden: Aloe vera:A soothing plant vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTTheater Notes: Three plays worth going off island for lucky we are to have such a rich and provocative theater in Southwest Florida. I was really lucky. I saw three marvelous plays all in one weekend. And I don't use the word marvelous lightly. I'm still marveling.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT